Spring Break “Nature Detectives” Camp for ages 6-12

Hunting for bead-like Crinoid fossils to decorate our nature art!

Hunting for bead-like Crinoid fossils to use in our nature art projects!

Mon. – Fri., April 10th – 14th, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Join us for an amazing week of park exploration, nature science investigation, games, and other hands-on activities!

We’ll take hikes to the nearby wetlands and other natural areas to enjoy the sights and sounds of the frogs, songbirds, and other wildlife.

We’ll also make nature art, do plant experiments, snack on the crops in our organic p-patch, and add new crops for spring.

It's amazing how many seeds we saved from last year's garden crops- spring break will be the perfect time to plant them!

It’s amazing how many seeds we saved from last year’s garden crops- and spring break will be the perfect time to plant them!

 

 

Homemade soup from the garden is soooo good!

Homemade soup from the garden is soooo good!

 

 

We’ll learn to identify native plants and wildlife, harvest for the food bank on our last camp day, and much more!

This potato looks like a snowman!

This potato looks like a snowman!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Older children will help mentor younger ones in our “each one teach one” activities.  Each day will be filled with fabulous fun, both inside our classroom and outside in the park!  Campers should bring a water bottle, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and a raincoat and boots to be comfy during our outdoor activities.

 

Quiet time in nature is important too.

Quiet time in nature is important too.

Nature Detectives Camp:

Monday – Friday, April 10th – 14th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

Educators:  Emily Bishton and Magnuson Nature staff and Docents

 

 

Fee:  $225

SPARC class code #156419

 

Aftercare is available from 3:30-5:30pm @ $15 per day

SPARC aftercare class code #156416

 

Location:  Magnuson Brig/Hawthorne Hills Room, Children’s Garden, P-Patch, and natural areas within the park. (download a map)

Important Notes:

Children should bring a nutritious lunch, a light morning and afternoon snack, and a water bottle to camp each day.

We will spend the majority of our time outside unless there is heavy rain.  Children should come to camp with warm coats and boots so they stay stay comfy during all our outdoor activities!